What Food Does A Tiger Eat?

Tiger/Diet

What the Tigers eat?

Diet. Tigers eat a variety of prey ranging in size from termites to elephant calves. However, an integral component of their diet are large-bodied prey weighing about 20 kg (45 lbs.) or larger such as moose, deer species, pigs, cows, horses, buffalos and goats.

What is a Tiger’s favorite food?

Food and Hunting. Food: Its favourite foods include elk, deer, wild boar, lynx and bear; wild boar makes up more than half of its diet. They will also eat fish, rabbits and small rodents when larger prey are scarce.

How do tigers get their food?

They hunt and catch prey by stalking within a reasonable distance, then chasing it down with a burst of speed and securing it with their claws and teeth. They kill their prey by piercing its jugular vein or common carotid artery, or strangling it to to death by covering the prey’s air holes with its mouth.

Do tigers eat every day?

In the wild, various field studies have estimated that mature wild tigers consume between 10 and 25 pounds of prey a day (4-7% of their body weight). In the wild, tigers will gorge up to one hundred pounds at one sitting, and fast for many days.